Residence at Akadimia Platonos,1990



Landscaped gardens and covered pool at Acadimia Platonos, 1990 – 1991

Architects Maria Kokkinou, Andreas Kourkoulas Associate Architect: Dimitris Korres
Structural Engineer: S. Kirpotin

Project Info:
Use: Residence
Location: Acadimia Platonos, Aimonos 4
Area: 500 sq.m.
Floors: 2 levels
Metal, steel, polycarbonite

In the industrial sector of Athens in a large green garden, next to a three-story early twentieth-century house, a closed pool has been constructed which can be transformed in the summer to an open-air pool. The roof covering is steel, supported on a metal frame – which with the assistance of a bicycle chain can be moved and opened in the summer. The boundary on the garden side is a wall with large openings. In the summer, when the glazing parts are removed, the garden encroaches into the pool area. The pool is regarded as an aquatic element on the fertile banks of the Kifisos.